"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are again faced with a series of tragic events occurring throughout the United States and the world leaving many in mourning and fearing for their safety. The staff of the Drexel University Counseling Center acknowledge the emotions that many Drexel students may be feeling as a result: sadness, anger, fear, concerns for one’s safety, frustration, confusion, and shock to name a few. While these events can affect students of all different cultures and backgrounds, we also recognize that the struggles that students of visible and invisible minorities face, are complex and oppressive. The Drexel University Counseling Center stands against senseless violence against others, discrimination and will continue to support inclusion and respect for individuals of any race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, ability status, nationality, or age.
Together we continue to stand with our Drexel family against hatred, division, and discrimination and come together in support of love, community, and the freedom to be who you are.
Below you will find some resources which may be helpful in processing your thoughts and emotions, as well as advocating for change.
Coping with Discrimination, Hate, and Violence
Promoting and supporting emotional well-being and healthy behavior
The Counseling Center offers free, confidential counseling services to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students.
Our mission is to support the academic goals of the University through assisting students with personal challenges that interfere with their academic progress, and to promote and foster the academic, personal, and interpersonal development of our students. Our goal is to offer the personal care students need in a warm, professional, and comfortable atmosphere.
The professional staff of the Counseling Center recognizes that the challenges of college life require a variety of personal strengths and problem solving skills. Therapists are available to assist students enhance their strengths and develop their abilities to effectively cope with the experiences of living, growing and learning at Drexel.
The Counseling Center has a Case Manager available who can assist parents and students in locating community based support services if requested or deemed appropriate.
Find out more about our services here.
The Counseling Center has two locations for your convenience:
University City Campus
201 Creese Student Center
3210 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA 19104
Center City Campus
Bellet Building, Suite 315
1505 Race St.
Philadelphia PA 19102
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening appointments may be available for Co-Op students by request.
We are closed on all official University holidays.
The staff of the Drexel University Counseling Center is committed to offering a safe, welcoming environment for all students regardless of their racial or ethnic identity, culture, nationality, socioeconomic status, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and/or physical ability. We highly value diversity and aspire to create a respectful, safe space for all students.